Musings —02.26.2012 01:00 AM—
Some background first.
The great global recession of 2008 — and the cataclysm of despair that it unleashed — has receded, somewhat.
But its effects are still felt all over and nowhere as much as among what we once nostalgically called “the middle class.”
Foreclosures, layoffs and broken dreams are everywhere to be seen.
Where, in the midst of all of this, have been we on the Left?
Hard to say.
Progressives have been virtually invisible, at the very time when the old dogmas and old fixes of the Right are, to many, a cruel joke.
In the midst of this, a big surprise. A neo-con icon steps up to excoriate his fellow conservatives.